Xplorer2 Ultimate

Xplorer2 Ultimate

Average User Rating:
3.1
out of 8 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    4,584
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 20, 2015
  • Price:
    Free to try (21-day trial); $49.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    2.09MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1
  • Platform:
    Windows

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3 stars

"Not very stable, sometimes crashes"

January 30, 2015  |  By sellyourmom

 |  Version: Xplorer2 Ultimate 3.0

Pros

Allows you to change the background color in a file explorer window, which cannot be done in Windows Explorer (it has the tiring white background color). Free of the file search bug that is present in Windows Explorer (if you are searching for files that contain your search word in the file name, Windows Explorer cannot find the files where the file name does not start with your search word).

In contrast to WindowBlinds, Xplorer2 does not crash the operating system (although the program sometimes crashes itself).

Cons

Not very stable. I have Windows 8, 64-bit version; I have never seen Windows Explorer crash. In contrast, Xplorer2 crashes every few days, especially when I launch the Control Panel.

Summary

I went back to Windows Explorer and reduced the size of its Window, to minimize the unpleasant white color. The search bug can be solved if you insert an asterisk before a search word (you have to do 2 searches each time: the search word alone to find files whose names start with your search word; and the search word with the asterisk at the beginning in order to find files where the search word is in the middle of the file name).

You can change the white background color in most programs (except Windows Explorer) in Windows 8 as follows:

1) Edit the registry at HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Colors, "Window"="170 170 170"

Reboot. This step #1 is unreliable and stops working for no reason even without a log off or screen saver. Step #2 below seems to be the permanent solution.

2) Edit the registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Themes\DefaultColors\Standard
"Window"=dword:00999999

Rebooting is not necessary. After you apply your unsaved or saved theme that contains step #1, the next time it fails, it will fall back on step #2 for good.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.0
Version 3.0 has an (optional) modern Ribbon user interface and a powerful bulk rename function
General
Publisher Zavarakatranemia
Publisher web site http://zabkat.com
Release Date January 16, 2015
Date Added January 20, 2015
Version 3.0
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory File Management
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 2.09MB
File Name xplorer2_setup_ult.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,584
Downloads Last Week 1
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 21-day trial
Price $49.95

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